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Profoto announces quick-recycling Pro-8a Air 1200ws and 2400ws packs  
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 | by Rob Galbraith
Profoto has announced the Pro-8 Air line of studio strobe power packs. Available in two versions, the 1200ws Pro-8a 1200 Air recycles in 0.5 seconds at full power, while the 2400ws Pro-8a 2400 Air recycles in 0.9 seconds at full power, making them, says the company, the fastest recycling 1200ws and 2400ws packs in the world.

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Flashy: Profoto Pro-8a Air power pack (Photo courtesy Profoto)

Both models include internal Profoto Air radios for remote power adjustment and triggering; an internal LPA Design PocketWizard radio module is available as an option.

Pro-8a 1200 Air specifications
  • 1200ws maximum power
  • Nine f-stop range (5ws - 1200ws) in 1/10 stop or full stop increments
  • Output variation of 1/50 f-stop from flash to flash
  • Colour temperature variation of 40 Kelvin from flash to flash (entire power range)
  • Recycling time of 0.05s (minimum power) - 0.5s (maximum power)
  • Flash duration of 1/12,000 - 1/2200 (t0.5)
  • Maximum firing rate of 20 flashes per second (at minimum power)
  • Flash triggering via two sync sockets, built-in photocell slave, built-in wireless Profoto Air (300m/1000ft range) or optional LPA Design PocketWizard module
  • Modeling light of up to 1000w (maximum 500w per head)
  • Two connectors
  • Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.5 x 25 cm (13.6 x 7.3 x 9.8 in)
  • Weight: 11.4 kg (25.2 lbs)
  • Worldwide power supply
Pro-8a 2400 Air specifications
  • 2400ws maximum power
  • 10 f-stop range (5ws - 2400ws) in 1/10 stop or full stop increments
  • Output variation of 1/50 f-stop from flash to flash
  • Colour temperature variation of 40 Kelvin from flash to flash (entire power range)
  • Recycling time of 0.05s (minimum power) - 0.9s (maximum power)
  • Flash duration of 1/12, 000 - 1/1600 (t0.5)
  • Maximum firing rate of 20 flashes per second (at minimum power)
  • Flash triggering via two sync sockets, built-in photocell slave, built-in wireless Profoto Air (300m/1000ft range) or optional LPA Design PocketWizard module
  • Modeling light of up to 1000w (maximum 500w per head)
  • Two connectors
  • Dimensions: 37 x 18.5 x 25 cm (14.5 x 7.3 x 9.8 in)
  • Weight: 12.2 kg (26.9 lbs)
  • Worldwide power supply
We're awaiting information about when the new packs will be available, as well as pricing (assume that, like the Pro-7a packs, the Pro-8a models will be among the most expensive on the market).

Video

Profoto has prepared an introductory video for the Pro-8 Air line:


In the Studio: Profoto Pro-8 Air introductory video

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